Partnership expands global biodiversity science and training

Two women and two men sit behind a table, signing a documentDuring the 2016 IUCN World Conservation Congress, ASU's Center for Biodiversity Outcomes signed a knowledge partnership with Conservation International to expand global biodiversity and conservation science and training. This new partnership is the first of its kind between a large American public university and a U.S.-based international conservation nonprofit.

The knowledge partnership focuses on sustainable production methods – more specifically transitioning agriculture, fisheries and aquaculture producers through science, engagement and technology. As part of the partnership, six scientists from CI’s Moore Center for Science will become professors of practice at ASU, conducting research and teaching. ASU scholars will co-develop research with CI and apply it in the field through conservation projects. The partnership also focuses on training the next generation of conservation leaders, as well as bringing aboard two postdoctoral fellows.